Mrs Powell, Miss White, Mrs Keeton and Mrs Taylor
On this page you will find information and news about the exciting things that happen in Year 2.
Morning Fix-it! Support and Challenge!
Please come along and support your child with their Morning Challenge activities from 8:40am every morning. You can also help your child to select a home reading book too!
P.E. days are Tuesdays and Thursdays.
We encourage children to be as independent as possible. Therefore, we have a selection of book banded home reading books, which are closely matched to phonics Read Write Inc. levels, available in our classroom for children to choose from. It's up to your child what they choose, and how often they change their books, but please make sure that they stick to their correct book band level. We also provide a selection of book band leaflets and bookmarks for your children and parents/carers to take home to help with reading strategies and questioning techniques. Remember to encourage your child to fill in their Book Band leaflet - when it's complete, bring it back into class to receive a certificate from Mr Bratt and a prize from Mrs Powell! How many certificates will your child collect this term?
To start the academic year, our first topic was Beginnings. We learned about new beginnings: why some are easy and some are more difficult. Whilst thinking about new beginnings, we recognised the Christian belief that God is there for us at every new beginning. The story of Creation was a particular focus, and we looked at psalms that praise God for the beautiful world that we live in.
This term we also learned about Judaism. It was fun to bake Challah
bread as a way of understanding how Jewish people celebrate Shabbat.
Our next R.E. focus this term will be to learn about Baptism through our Signs and Symbols topic.
During Advent, we will think about preparing for special times, and we will be learning that Advent is four weeks of preparation for the celebration of Jesus at Christmas.
Save the Planet
Why must we be the change we want to see in our world?
Our topic, for the first half term, will be based around our first class text: Dear Greenpeace by Simon James. We will be looking at how plastics affect the oceans and what we can do to help by recycling.
After half term, our focus will move from the five oceans of the world to the seven continents. Our Save the Planet focus will consider rainforest deforestation and the effect this has on our planet. Our key text for this half term will be The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry.